Waved Albatross, Ben Queenborough/Shutterstock

Today, 15 of the world’s 22 albatross species are threatened with extinction. These birds, including the Waved Albatross, are often overlooked since they spend the great majority of their lives at sea and breed on remote islands. Petrels and many other seabirds are similarly at risk.

These wide-ranging birds cannot be protected by the actions of one country alone. That’s why the recent introduction of legislation that would implement an international treaty among fishing nations for the protection of albatrosses and petrels is so important. But to get Congress to pass it, we need your help!

Please act now! Ask your Member of Congress to add their support the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. Thank you.

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Dear [Representative],

I write to you to ask that you support the Albatross and Petrel Conservation Act. This legislation, introduced in the 114th Congress by Rep. Alan Lowenthal, formalizes U.S. membership in the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) and represents a historic step forward in the conservation of these magnificent, highly imperiled seabirds.

It's time for our country to step up and formally join the 13 other countries that support ACAP. Thank you for your support the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. I look forward to your response.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]